Clay Mixer

The tasks a Mudman is expected to perform include:

Preparing drilling mud fluid to plastic mixture of compounded clay, chemicals and water of required consistency by mixing clay and chemicals in required proportions and controlling mud circulation pumps for flushing out drill cutting and cooling drill bites

Mixing clay, chemicals and water in required proportions as instructed by Supervisor to soften earth formation during drilling operations

Checking weight and viscosity of mud at short intervals, and controlling mud circulation pumps for flushing out drill cuttings and cooling drill bits

Maintaining records of mud transactions and stock of chemicals used

Collecting flush and operating vibrating screen to remove slits and well cuttings

Cleaning channels and tanks

Knowledge of cleaning channels and tanks

Adept with working on wells other than petroleum and gas

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Manual dexterity

Ability to follow instructions

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines. It is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounts for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce, and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.These factors indicate good job prospects for Mudman and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India